Retired U.S. Army COL Simon R. Goerger is a creative data and analytics leader with 23 years of experience leading, managing, and conducting systems engineering, operations research and/or simulation development in the national security community.
Dr. Goerger (Simon) holds a Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulations, master’s degrees in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy.
Simon recently joined Trideum as a Senior Solutions Architect for Modeling and Analysis, primarily supporting the company’s Advanced Capabilities and Integration Sector. The role was designed to develop advanced technologies and solutions that support customer requirements for national security data, modeling and analysis.
This is an important new position for Trideum. Simon will develop and lead project teams of Systems Engineers, Operations Research Analysts, and Modeling and Simulation Developers to conceptualize solutions, define product roadmaps, develop capabilities, and apply new technologies to meet emerging customer needs.
Modeling & Analysis as a Supporting Technology
Andy Gross, Director of Trideum’s Advanced Capabilities and Integration Sector, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “While Trideum corporation has provided Modeling & Analysis capabilities for years, the company is now making the development of analytical simulations in support of national security a key focus area and an enabling capability in support of its core competencies.”
Trideum has several solutions architects across the company working on relevant supporting technologies including test & evaluation, distributed LVC, software development, user experience, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and others.
Simon will be designing and executing strategic technology roadmaps for developing new (or leveraging existing) simulation capabilities for corporate and government customers. One of his first areas of focus will be in support of the Campaign Model Modernization (CMM) with the U.S. Army Center for Army Analysis (CAA) at Fort Belvoir, VA.
“I am excited to serve on the Trideum Team as it leverages this evolving opportunity to assist the nation’s national security analytical community by enhancing computational capabilities which address senior leader questions regarding the world’s toughest challenges.”
— Colonel Simon R. Goerger, U.S. Army, Retired
Leveraging Extensive Technical Experience
Simon was formerly the Director, Institute for Systems Engineering (ISER), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, MS. As the Director of the ISER, he successfully developed and led a team of operations research and systems engineering analysts. He managed a multi-million-dollar program for the institute conducting operations research and systems engineering for the benefit of the Army, Department of Defense, and other governmental agencies.
Simon joined ERDC after retiring as a Colonel from the U.S. Army. His last position on active duty was as the Director, Department of Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) Implementation Office (DIO) in Alexandria, VA (2010-2012). At the DIO, he successfully led a team of developers responsible for requirements identification, development, testing and implementation of DRRS.
Additionally, he served as Division Chief, Joint and Multinational Network Division for Combined Forces Land Component Command/Third U.S. Army forward headquarters, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); and as Director, Operations Research Center of Excellence and Assistant Professor for the Department of Systems Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy. He started his computational modeling career in 1999 developing CombatXXI as the Systems Automation Engineer at the Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center (TRAC) – White Sands Missile Range, NM.
Simon lives in the Ridgeland, MS, area where he enjoys spending time with his wife, Niki. He was the 2019-2020 President for the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) and is an elected Fellow of MORS. He is author or co-author of over forty-five cited publications and is a recipient of the Legion of Merit.
Please join us in giving Simon a warm welcome to the Trideum team.